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· Me And My Ski Poles!

· Hope In The Storm

· The Skeptics' Dilemma

· Hungry Sean, The Leprechaun

· A New Year's Resolution - Smile!

· Love Those Wrinkles!

· A Musician's Prayer

· A Flower For My Mom

· How Scary Is That!

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Me And My Ski Poles
7/25/2015 6:56:36 AM

Walking out of doors with or without ski poles is my favourite form of exercise for my body, and a wonderful food source for my mind and my soul.
Me And My Ski Poles!

Walking with ski poles ? No way - I'm not going to have people looking at me like I'm weird!

But, here I am, a convert. After being introduced to the concept by the good folks at Walker House (and my husband) I checked it out on the net - According to write-ups about it, 'The logic is simple: Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking is a whole-body activity that uses muscles in the back, arms, shoulders and neck.' After reading about all of its other benefits, I invested in a pair of brand new shiny ski poles and headed down to the waterfront the next day to join up with the 'Chicks With Sticks' group. With a little guidance in adjusting the height of the sticks and some advice on how to use them properly, I was off! Now, I try to get out on my own as many days as possible for a 'ski' down the highways and bi-ways of Prescott. On one of my walks, I was feeling just a little self-conscious as I veered to the left to pass a middle-aged man out walking his dog:
"Doing a bit of urban poling, eh?" he remarked. Urban poling? Why.... yes! That's exactly what I was doing - not just out walking with a pair of ski poles; I suddenly felt very trendy, indeed!
I must remember that phrase for a time in the future when my trendy ski poles get replaced by a very necessary cane(s). Getting feeble? Not I - I'll simply be out urban poling!

As for the psychological and spiritual benefits:

I'm off
With my poles
For a walk
And a think;
With a bottle
Of water
For these lips
To drink,
I'll gather new thoughts
For this old brain
To link
To the people I pass
And the wonders
That wink
At my deep contemplation;
I'll treasure each link
In the chain of my think,
I'll sweat with the small stuff
And feel my cares
Shrink!


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More Blogs by Edie M. Batstone
•  Me And My Ski Poles - Saturday, July 25, 2015  

• Dad - Just Being Himself! - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
• Digging Out My Wings! - Sunday, June 14, 2015
• A Knock Knock Symphony! - Friday, April 17, 2015
• "I Don't Know How To Love Him." - Friday, April 03, 2015
• Sure and begorrah - That's the Spirit! - Thursday, March 12, 2015
• A Magnificent Obsession - Monday, January 26, 2015
• Merry Christmas! - Monday, December 15, 2014
• Welcome Christmas! - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
• Drop That Rock! - Friday, November 14, 2014
• 'Lest We Remember' - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
• Little Building - Saturday, November 01, 2014
• Counting To Ten! - Thursday, October 09, 2014
• This Old House - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
• Off With Her Hat! - Thursday, June 19, 2014
• Be Not Afraid - You Are A Masterpiece! - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Mothers' Day Silliness - Thursday, May 08, 2014
• Spring Is Here? - Monday, March 24, 2014
• Knitting Thoughts - Saturday, January 25, 2014
• Finding Holy Ground - Friday, January 10, 2014
• Baby Pictures - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
• Next Stop: 'Zoomerland'! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
• The Treasure Seekers! - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
• Thank You For The Dreams Dad! - Sunday, June 16, 2013
• A Great Big Warm 'Boot To The Head'! - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• Walk With Me - Fly For Me! - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• If I Were Twenty Years Younger! - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Where The Wind Blows! - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• A Valentine Sonnet - Thursday, February 14, 2013
• My Roof's Got A Hole In It - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• Wait Training 101 - Saturday, January 05, 2013
• Merry Christmas To All And To All A GOOD LIGHT - Friday, December 21, 2012
• In The Arms Of Christmas - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• Hope For A Precious Child - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
• Happiness Can Be Tricky! - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
• Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
• Housework Or Heartwork! - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• Wheee! I'm Riding! - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Reading In The Garden - Monday, July 16, 2012
• The Strongest Man In The World! - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Time Travel! - Friday, May 25, 2012
• Dr. Seuss's Teapot! - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Love That Bluegrass! - Sunday, April 15, 2012
• An Easter Walk - Friday, April 06, 2012
• Mom's Dahlias - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
• Still Climbing! - Monday, February 13, 2012
• Someone Open A Window! - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
• Chill, Papa Joe! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Let The Games Begin! - Thursday, January 12, 2012
• All Is Calm - Or Not! - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Plant Seeds Of Hope This Christmas! - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Something Fishy In The Air! - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Tinker Bell's Mom! - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Roofers' Rap - Thursday, October 13, 2011
• Hope - Bring It On! - Thursday, October 06, 2011
• My Christmas List - Monday, September 26, 2011
• Hold That Thought! - Saturday, September 03, 2011
• Been To Newfoundland - Got Way More Than The T-Shirt! - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• I Found A Pearl! - Monday, July 25, 2011
• Me And Pepe! - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
• Hand To Mouth - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Dear God, I'm Afraid! - Thursday, May 12, 2011
• Write It Down! - Thursday, May 05, 2011
• Twirl With Me! - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• What's The Word? - Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Talking To My Plants! - Monday, April 18, 2011
• Kidding Around - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Disconnected! - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Who Do You Think You Are - In Twenty Minutes?! - Friday, April 08, 2011
• Crap Happy! - Saturday, April 02, 2011
• Top O' The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening - Thursday, March 17, 2011
• Eva Cassidy's Beauty Lives On! - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• I'm Melting! - Saturday, March 05, 2011


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